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GEO 4313: Environmental Management: Government Info

Government Information

Government documents are a good source for reports, statistics, data, etc.  Some documents are still in print, but many can be found online. 

You can search for federal, state, and local governments.  While there are portals, you may want to search just by using Google. Just put in your search terms and limit by site, such as site:.gov or site:.mil or site:.tx.us.  This will only bring back results from those domains.  

Government Information

These are just some examples of resources.  Please see the Government Information LibGuides for more information.  You may also contact a librarian or the Government Information Desk for more help. 

Accessing Government Documents at Texas State

Print government documents are located at one of the following locations:

  • Alkek Library 4th floor SW corner, compact shelving (main location) 
  • Alkek Library 3rd floor (gov info, gov info reference)
  • Archives and Research Center

The Majority of government documents are in the 4th floor compact shelving. You may retrieve the documents yourself or you may contact the Checkout Desk or Ask Alkek desks for assistance retrieving items. A smaller portion of the documents has been moved to the 3rd floor government information shelves or to the Archives and Research Center.

Topographic maps have been moved to the 3rd floor of the Alkek Library. 

Call or check the Library Hours to verify library hours.

Government Documents in the Library

The Alkek Library has print government documents on the 4th floor, in compact shelving.  We also have links to online reports in the library catalog. 

You can use the drop-down menu to limit to Government Documents.

Local Government Examples

International Governmental Bodies and Organizations

Congressional Research Service

Congressional Research Service reports are not freely accessible from the government.  However, luckily there are those out there who have made them available online: